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Medical Law 1: Consent, Refusal & Request (Module)

Module description

Taught by: Professor Penney Lewis

The patient's right to consent to or refuse medical treatment is protected by human rights law and common law principles. This right protects the patient's self-determination, bodily integrity and dignity. You study the law governing consent to treatment for competent and incompetent patients of all ages; the constituent elements of the tort of battery; refusal of treatment; and requests for treatment including the allocation of scarce medical resources and the role of the public law (judicial review).

This module is compulsory for all Medical Law MA and Medical Ethics and Law MA students who have not already studied Medical Law in the UK; if taken it must be passed.

Module 7FFLG908 and 7FFLG915 are pre- or co-requisites unless exempted.

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Key information

Module code 7FFLG912

Credit level 7


Credit value

Semester Semester 1 (autumn)

Study abroad module No